$200,000 In Bonds Returned To Tulsa Man


While doing some cleaning in the basement, Nicholas Grode came across an old wooden box that was tucked under a shelf. "It came loose."

Inside the box? $200,000 of War and US postal bonds, dating back to the 1940's. Nicholas says he felt a lot of emotions.

"But I think the biggest one was probably greed," he laughed.

But, he says he realized he had no claim to them and decided to do the right thing.

Using the internet, he researched the original owner of the house. A man named Wilbert Petterson bought the house in 1927. An online obituary led Nicholas to a grandson in Tulsa, Thomas Fagg.

Fagg says, "There are no words in the English language that can express the gratitude and admiration I have for this man for being so honest."

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